As far as VL turbo's go the majority choose to stick to an auto transmission so it was good to see Nigel's giving his manaul box some stick at Calder Park. The VL Commodore is powered by a D'Annello Performance Nissan RB25/30 twin cam turbo six combination that makes big power on pump fuel. Nigel was testing a new 2-step / flat shift setup and the Holden certainly showed promise going 10.04 at 140mph and 113mph to mid track.
Holden VL Commodore turbos
Compilation footage from Calder Park featuring Holden VL Commodore Nissan
Apologies for no times but the time boards were not working on the day.
Holden VL turbo RB25/30 dyno
Nigel's slick sounding Holden VL Commodore on the Dyno at Dyno-Mite. The car is powered by
a D'Annello Performance Nissan RB25/30 twin cam turbo six on E85 ethanol.
Dyno day - April 20th
Ford 4L turbo Holden VL Calais - Turbowerx
A red body shell housing a blue oval heart, Graham Harrison of turbowerx Automotive runs into the 7-second zone
piloting his Ford 4L Barra turbo powered
Holden VL Calais at the 2012 Brisbane Sport Compact Jamboree. Modifications
include a Garrett GTX45 turbocharger,
MicroTech LT16 computer, Powerglide transmission and 4-link rear end
running through 33x10.5in tyres.
VL Turbo Nationals 2013
Presented by Polar Displays & Print, the VL turbo Nationals took place over the weekend as
part of the 4,6, Rotary turbo Nationals
at Adelaide International Raceway. Footage includes various Holden VL
Commodore / Calais powered Nissan RB30 turbo six cylinder variant engines.
VL turbo Nationals / 4, 6 & Rotary -
Adelaide International Raceway, Australia - November 23rd, 2013.
Formula One V6 turbo: 2014 Rules Explained
Transforming Formula One: 2014 Rules Explained: CGI Clip
A new clip from Red Bull sees Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel explain
the 2014 Formula One regulations -- which are arguably the most complex the
sport has ever seen.
At the start, thousands of car parts simultaneously assemble around Dan to
form the RB10.
As Dan races to catch up Seb in his RB9, the World Champion's car becomes
transparent while travelling at full speed. The film then presents a visual
sequence that shows the 2014 regulation changes taking shape and coming to
life, as Seb's car transforms into an RB10.
As well as providing information on the new technical changes for 2014, the
clip also presents a unique view of the technology at work inside this
year's Formula One cars.
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Nissan S15 Silvia - Transcar
Bill's Nissan was out once again at Calder Park but this time out the guys
were chasing an ignition gremlin. The S15 has gone as fast as 140mph from
this drift & drag Silvia SR20 turbo.
727ci Holden HSV - 1200+ hp
From the POWERCRUISE in Houston, TX - There aren't too many street cars
you're going to find in the world with over 500 cubic inches under the
hood, our friend Gup, From Australia (and originator/owner of Powercruise)
owns this insane Holden HSV witha 727ci motor in it! The car was being
broken in so it wasn't at full power... and as you'll notice, the way these
guys like to play, spinning is just part of the game!
900+hp Nissan RB25/30 Calais - D'Annello Performance
Running a new personal best pass, Cameron's street driven Holden VL Calais
is now cranking out over 850hp to the tyres thanks to an E85 fed D'Annello
Performance Nissan RB25/30 turbo
combination. Boost comes from a
Garrett GT42 mapped by a Wolf V500 ECU. The car still retains stock rear
Heathcote Park Raceway, Australia - July 7th, 2013.